Posted Apr 20, 2005 18:07 UTC (Wed) by abredon
In reply to: pity
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications
>but there's no way you could have annotated 3000 photographs in one afternoon to actually get the benefit of this
That's the problem I personally have with kimdaba - it's too slow at organizing.
With the program I currently use (IMatch - a Windows program), I can sift through and tag over 1,000 images in under 1 hour - this includes putting each image into all applicable subcategories of 5 main categories (location, subject, image quality, process, and things in the picture).
The reason I can categorize this fast is that the tag selection is a tree with checkboxes. I select an image or images, then click on the appropriate checkboxes, then press a key to move to the next image. Each image takes only a few seconds to tag, and there is no wasted time and energy right-clicking to bring up an unnecessary dialog, and navigating down into the hierarchy of tags to find the right tags to assign (by which time I may well have forgotten the context of what I was doing)
None of the current Free Software Image Database programs (that is what I call this type of program) meets my needs at the current time, and most seem to be headed in the wrong direction by adding unneeded features like rotation and editing (that many other programs do well) at the expense of the single most important feature - quick categorization (which no Free Software does well yet).
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